|Summary:||disk druid can't recognize drives > 8gig; need fdisk option|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Raul Acevedo <raul>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Version:||6.1||CC:||bishop, rhw, srevivo|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2000-02-22 20:16:30 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Raul Acevedo 1999-12-25 17:38:27 UTC
This is both a new bug, and a reiteration of points made in other bugs. 1. I have a new IBM ThinkPad 600E with a 10Gig hard drive. Disk druid only sees the first 8Gig of the drive. So right now I am wasting the last 2Gig of my drive. (Windows NT disk utility, and DOS' fdisk, see the full 10Gig.) 2. Either fdisk should be an option, or disk druid should absorb all fdisk functionality. What comes to mind right now (and as a result of the above problem) is being able to set partition types on already existing partitions (e.g. I tried making the partitions in Windows NT as needed, but they are made of type DOS... which Disk Druid won't change to Linux Native or Swap, though fdisk would), properly working with drives > 8Gig, and ability to set device numbers (i.e. I get to say it's /dev/hda2, instead of getting assigned /dev/hda5).
Comment 1 Daniel DiPaolo 1999-12-27 10:18:59 UTC
Actually, RH6.1's Disk Druid recognized all of my big 20.0GB HD during setup and could partition every spot on it. I find it odd that it wouldn't do the same for yours.
Comment 2 Riley H Williams 1999-12-28 18:28:59 UTC
This sounds like a BIOS problem to me. How is the drive configured in the BIOS? Is it set for NORMAL, LARGE or LBA mode? The largest drive I have is an 8.4G one, which is mapped in LBA mode as 1027/255/63 and works fine. However, it may be necessary to play with the different modes to determine which is the correct one for your drive/BIOS combination.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 20:16:59 UTC
Sounds like a BIOS issue with the ThinkPad, but fdisk has been added back to the beta installer.